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Dialectics in Judaism
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A dialectical argument is a give and take in which parties to the argument counter one another in a progression of exchanges (often, in what seems like an infinite progress to an indeterminate conclusion). The dialectical argument addresses not the problem and the solution alone but the problem and the various ways by which a solution may be reached. It is not a set-piece of two positions, with an analysis of each…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Dialectics in Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0047>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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